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Castle Campbell

Castle Campbell

Artist: Williams, Hugh William

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1813

Shelfmark: Top. 49

Item number: 31.2

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Castle Campbell in Clackmann, Scotland. The castle has one of the most spectacular locations in Scotland and is situated high on a hill at the head of the Dollar Glen. Traditionally the castle was known as the ‘Castle of Gloom’- possibly due to its situation near Gloom Hill, and between the Burn of Care and the Burn of Sorrow, and it stood as an imposing symbol of the power and control of the local Lord. The stone castle in this print dates from the late 15th century and was built by Colin Campbell, a prominent political leader. The castle has a large central tower which rises to a height of 60 feet, to this, further buildings such as the kitchens and galleries, were added in the 16th and 17th centuries to further enhance the castle’s sense of grandeur.

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